YOUR LEGAL ADVISORS
IN THE FINANCIAL CENTER

We go the extra mile for your success

Brunner & Partner is a well-established business law firm based in Zurich, Switzerland’s foremost financial and business area.

Our professional services are tailored to suit the needs of domestic and international private clients, entrepreneurs, small and mid-size companies as well as selected larger entities. The „boutique“ character of our firm, the long-standing experience and a dynamic firm environment enable us to provide a professional and highly personalized service to our clientele at competitive costs. Several years of work experience abroad – particularly in the US – as well as many excellent contacts and a professional network around the world have laid the foundation of our efficient service offering.

  • Expert legal advice on key aspects of business, financial and inheritance law
  • Support of clients in business negotiations and private matters
  • Representation of clients in court and protection of their rights before other authorities

We strive to give our clients the comfort they seek when they are confronted with demanding and complex legal issues.

– Christian Brunner, Partner –

CHRISTIAN BRUNNER

since 2002
Brunner & Partner Law Office (formerly Brunner & Decurtins Attorneys at Law), Zurich

2001 – 2002
Aquila Group (Asset Management), Zurich, Founding Partner and General Counsel

1998 – 2001
Clariden Asset Management (New York) Inc., New York, President and CEO

1996 – 1998
Bank Heusser & Cie Ltd, Basel, Deputy CEO and General Counsel

1993 – 1994
Visiting Attorney Programs, New York and San Francisco

1990 – 1996
Bank Leu Ltd, Zurich, Deputy Head of Legal Department, Member of Senior Management

1988 – 1990
Law Clerk at District Court and Associate in Law Firm, Lucerne

1984 – 1988
University of Fribourg, Law School, lic. iur. /Masters Degree in Law (bilingual German/French)

1983
Gymnasium Type B, Lucerne

Memberships
Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZHK), Board Member of several companies and foundations

Admitted to the Bar since 1990

SENIOR COUNSEL, Prof. Dr. Felix Richner

Attorney at Law, CFP
Partner/Owner SwissInterTax Ltd

PRACTICE AREAS

OUR PASSION HAS NO LIMITS

FINANCIAL SERVICES
We advise domestic and foreign financial services firms, investors and other companies on all legal and regulatory issues relating to financial services and products in Switzerland. Profound knowledge and extensive professional experience in-house and as external legal advisors to asset managers, investment advisers, banking institutions and securities dealers enable us to deliver innovative, high value-added solutions.
COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE LAW
Providing professional advice on the establishment, organization and administration (corporate housekeeping) of all corporate structures that are relevant in Switzerland is part of our daily business, along with the adequate structuring of the shareholders’ and/or owners’ participations. We navigate our clients through all areas of business contracts as well as selected transactions – both domestic and cross-border – in order to elaborate sustainable, economically viable solutions and, should need arise, by taking the appropriate legal action or defending your legal interests.
Private Clients
Entrepreneurs and private clients appreciate our holistic approach to issues of succession planning and inheritance law in general. We are prepared to act as executors of your last will as well as your representatives before Swiss courts or arbitral tribunals in connection with contested wills, inheritance agreements and estate administration.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Intellectual property rights (in particular copyright, patent, trademark, domain and design), together with the legal framework pertaining to competition, marketing and media, have become paramount in transforming ideas and inventions into successful business. Therefore, we assist our clients - regularly in cooperation with third-party experts - in selected areas in this context and represent them in disputes that may arise.
LITIGATION & ARBITRATION
In our practice areas, we are prepared to protect our clients’ legal interests vigorously and independently before Swiss state courts, arbitral tribunals and other authorities. The unique combination of our well-founded expertise and knowledge of the legal, procedural and economic principles to be observed is our key success factor in litigation and arbitration.
OTHER SERVICES
As long as corresponding mandates are in line with our business principles and professional/ethical standards, we are delighted to act as board members of Swiss corporations and foundations and to offer domiciliary services.
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OUR TEAM

WE ARE SUPPORTED BY AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM

PETRA BRUNNER
Assistant

New Assistant (hiring process open)

CONTACT US

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Address: Herzogstrasse 14, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 44 213 65 95
Fax: +41 44 213 65 90
Email: info@brunnerlegal.com